Principal Administrative Analyst – Family and Children Services (FCS) - Human Services Agency (HSA) (1824) (139521)
Published: November 15, 2023
Contact:Carmen Lewis-Laing - email@example.com
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Job class: 1824-Principal Administrative Analyst
Salary range: $131,248.00 - $159,562.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Exam type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of 3 What does this mean?
List type: Combined Promotive and Entrance
This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 111A.
Application Opening: November 15, 2023
Application Deadline: November 30 2023
Compensation: $131,248 - $159,562 Annually
Classification Specification: https://careers.sf.gov/classifications/?classCode=1824&setId=COMMN
List ID: PBT-1824-139521; RTF0139962-01113530
At the San Francisco Human Services Agency, we believe in a San Francisco where everyone has the opportunity and support to achieve their full potential. We are comprised of the Department of Benefits and Family Support, and the Department of Disability and Aging Services, and are united by our commitment to deliver essential services that support and protect people, families, and communities.
From financial, nutritional, and employment support to child and adult protective services, health care coverage, affordable childcare, and in-home services for older adults and persons with disabilities, our team lends support for all in need.
Our Commitment to Racial Equity
As we work towards our vision of an inclusive San Francisco, we embrace our responsibility to root out systemic racism by creating services and a workforce which reflect the lived experiences and strengths of the people we serve. We are committed to fostering a work environment where our differences are celebrated and everyone has what they need to thrive--no matter their race, age, ability, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or country of origin. Click here to learn more about what this commitment looks like in action.
This position will manage a large number of mandated system improvement efforts, data analysis projects, and program evaluation reports tied to child welfare outcomes, data and funding.
Essential Duties and Functions
According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job class and are not intended to be an inclusive list; may include additional duties as assigned.
1. Directs, oversees, and conducts difficult, sensitive, highly visible, and complex analytical work that has significant impact on the functions and operations of the Family and Children Services (FCS).
2. Directs analytical staff and/or researches, analyzes, and makes policy recommendations on a variety of difficult, complex special projects and highly visible data outcomes. Will review project plans developed at the program level, ensuring that objectives are specific, measurable, clearly communicated and regularly revisited. Will train program analysis on how to develop coherent work plans with clear steps and achievable benchmarks, monitoring implementation and ensuring accountability.
3. Collaborates with senior managers, directors, and other individuals/experts to clarify needs, issues, and parameters; directs and/or conducts the development and execution of complex and comprehensive surveys, studies, and other processes to analyze data and information from multiple sources.
4. Directs and/or conducts research and evaluation of complex data/information from internet, databases and other sources, consultation with subject matter experts, development of complex evaluative processes, creation of spreadsheets, documentation of findings, analysis of alternatives and formulation of recommendations.
5. Directs and/or conducts difficult and complex analyses, such as revenue/expense analysis, cost/benefit analysis, needs analysis, trend analysis, variance analysis, net present value analysis, rate and modeling analysis, statistical analysis, program analysis, organizational analysis and legislative/policy analysis.
6. Prepares and/or directs the preparation of clear, comprehensive management reports, including logical and coherent financial/policy recommendations and appropriate supporting documentation; presents reports, findings, and recommendations to senior management staff, including formal presentations to groups.
7. Analyzes and evaluates the effect of highly complex and sensitive existing, newly enacted and proposed legislation, regulations, law, court decisions and/or memoranda of understanding for policy and financial impact on the department; advises management, and directs/prepares and presents formal reports with recommendations on how to comply with existing and proposed legislation, regulations, law, court decisions and/or memoranda of understanding, mitigate adverse action against the department or maximize potential revenues. Testifies regarding the department's position to legislators, committee, and staff.
8. Consults with senior managers, directors, and others to define difficult and complex administrative, management, program, and organizational issues, policies, and procedures that have significant impact on the organization; directs and/or conducts detailed and comprehensive studies, surveys, and other evaluative processes to analyze existing and proposed administrative, management, program and organizational needs, systems, functions, policies and procedures.
9. Identifies and analyzes important issues, processes, patterns, and trends, makes related projections, documents findings, and develops recommendations; prepares and/or directs the preparation of reports for senior management outlining findings; presents reports to senior management, including recommendations for development of policy; coordinates implementation and evaluation of new systems, policies and procedures.
10. Directs and/or conducts difficult, complex, and comprehensive analyses to evaluate existing and proposed programs; collaborates with senior management, outside experts, and others to clarify the overall mission, goals, problems, and issues.
How to qualify
1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; AND
2. Five (5) years of full-time equivalent experience performing professional-level analytical work. Qualifying professional-level analytical work includes analysis, development, administration, and reporting in major programs and functions of an organization in the areas of budgets, contracts, grants, policy, or other functional areas related to the duties of positions in the 182X Class series.
Possession of a graduate degree (Master's degree or higher) from an accredited college or university with major coursework in specialized subject matter areas such as public or business administration, management, business law, contract law, public policy, urban studies, economics, statistical analysis, finance, accounting or other fields of study closely related to the essential functions of positions in the Class series may be substituted for one (1) year of required experience.
Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of 2 years). Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one year.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
Verification of Experience and/or Education
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456
Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, or disqualification or may lead to lower scores.
Written Core Examination (Weight: 40%)
Candidates will be invited to participate in a written, multiple-choice examination, designed to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas. The “core” multiple-choice examination component may include but not be limited to:
- Ability to evaluate/analyze information/data and to exercise good judgment relative to that evaluation or analysis
- Knowledge of, and ability to apply, financial/fiscal principles (including the ability to use mathematical and statistical formulas)
- Ability to use various computer software programs.
Supervisory Test Battery - (Weight: 60%)
Candidates who attain a minimum passing score on the written core examination component will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication & Conflict Management. For more information about this Supervisory Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit:
A passing score must be achieved on the Written Multiple-Choice Examination and the Supervisory Test Battery in order to continue in the selection process.
The above test components are considered standardized and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.
Candidates may receive two or more scores in association with the above selection components. One or more will correspond to the core component of the multiple-choice exam component (i.e., core examination and/or one or more specialty areas). Those candidates who participate in the Supervisory Test Battery, will attain an additional score.
Any scores attained on each of these components will be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take any test components for which you have already attained a score. Your score on the Core Exam is not valid for any other classifications in the Admin Analyst Series. You cannot apply a score from the Core exam used for 1820, 1822, or 1823, as it is a different test.
The Supervisory Test Battery may be used for many other classes, therefore your test score may be applied to other classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes any of these components (i.e., core exam, specialty subtest(s) and/or supervisory test battery), your score(s) for the corresponding test component(s) will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score(s) to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test component(s). Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the test component (core, specialty subtest or supervisory test battery) is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.
Qualified applicants must achieve a passing score in order to be ranked on the eligible list/score report. Successful applicants will be placed on the eligible list/score report, in rank order, according to their final score.
Note: A passing score on the Written Core Examination must be achieved in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. The department may utilize additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision. Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles when directed by the Human Resources Director.
Note: Only those applicants meeting the Minimum Qualifications will be notified of the exact date, time, and place to report to the Written Core Exam.
Candidates MUST achieve a passing score on both components of the Selection processes above in order to move forward in the Selection process. Candidate scores will be used to determine the final score and rank on the eligible list/score report.
After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:
Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ)
Candidates will be required to complete a MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.
What else should I know?
Eligible List/Score Report
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.
The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.
To find Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Position-Counts-by-Job-Codes-and-Department-FY-2021-22.pdf
Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods, and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state, or local laws, rules, or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/.
The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.
Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco
- Information About The Hiring Process
- Position Based Testing Information
- Conviction History
- Employee Benefits Overview
- Equal Employment Opportunity
- Disaster Service Worker
- ADA Accommodation
- Veterans Preference
- Right to Work
- Copies of Application Documents
- Diversity Statement
How to Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit: https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/ and begin the application process.
• Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen
Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu, @smartalerts.info, and @smartrecruiters.com).
Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Carmen K. Lewis, by telephone at (415) 557-5241 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.